The HomeGrown Chicago community food garden network, sponsored by Openlands, is a training program that focuses on fostering neighborhood groups to assess, plan for, and build long-term stewardship for community-managed green spaces.
The objectives of the program are to promote increased growing and consumption of healthy and affordable local food, establish productive uses for vacant . . . → Read More: Homegrown Chicago Accepting Applications
Explore Garden Stewardship
Chicago Cares Workday at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
Saturday, February 11th
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
3501 N. Kilbourn
For more information, contact 773-685-3359.
Kilbourn Park is home to . . . → Read More: Chicago Cares Workday at Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse, February 11th, 9AM
Explore Outdoor Stewardship
Monday, January 16th
Whistler Woods, S Halsted St & W 134th St.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RSVP to Mary Eileen Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Friends of the Parks and Calumet Is My Backyard (C.I.M.B.Y.) at Whistler Woods to . . . → Read More: Featured Event! Friends of the Parks MLK Jr. Service Day at Whistler Woods, Jan 16th, 9AM
Joann Podkul of CSI
Check out this great coverage of C3 and Calumet Stewardship Initiative volunteers working in vernal pools at Hegewisch Marsh over the weekend. Michael Puente from WBEZ joined us to help uncover the great restoration and open space preservation work happening in the area.
This work . . . → Read More: C3 and CSI talk with WBEZ about Hegewisch Marsh
C3 volunteers across the city came out in droves in support of the 19th annual Chicago River Day! Nearly 125 C3 leaders, teachers, students and staff worked on 10 different riverside clean-up locations to demonstrate their dedication to a healthy and functioning river ecosystem.
C3 volunteers from the north and south sides of . . . → Read More: Winners of the C3 River Day Challenge Announced
Repost from Friends of the Chicago River Executive Director Margaret Frisbie.
This morning American Rivers named the Chicago River 4th on its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers because of the continued release of undisinfected sewage effluent from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s (MWRD) sewage treatment plants. This archaic practice leaves recreators at . . . → Read More: Chicago River Named the 4th Most Endangered
Garlic Mustard is one of the most aggressive invasive plants in our region. Support the ecological health and diversity of our open lands and green space by getting involved in Garlic Mustard Pull Challenge!
Join in the Garlic Mustard Pull Mondays at Eggers Woods each Monday until May 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Contact . . . → Read More: Garlic Mustard Pull Mondays in Eggers Woods Throughout the Month of May
We want to give a big shout out to Crust Organic Pizzeria and Blue City Cycles for their support of the C3 River Day Challenge! C3 volunteers and supporters are encouraged to sign for Chicago River Day this Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at riverside locations throughout Chicago. C3 will be participating . . . → Read More: Blue City Cycles and Crust Organic Pizzeria Support C3ers on Chicago River Day
Calumet Stewardship Initiative Workday
Don’t worry, you can volunteer next month at Beaubien. We will make sure you have all the details.
Photo Credit: Naomi Davis
. . . → Read More: Canceled: Volunteer at Beaubien Forest Preserve this Saturday, 2.5.11.
Geeked about gardening? So are we. C3 staff will also be in attendance at this super awesome workshop!
Saturday, January 22 Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse 3501 N. Kilbourn 10:00am-12:00pm RSVP: 773.685.3351 Cost: $10 CASH ONLY
If you are an early bird, come out for the Seed Swap at 9am
Craving unique vegetables? Want those . . . → Read More: Explore Urban Agriculture at the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse: Seed Starting Basics, 1.22 @ 10am
Photo Credit: The Examiner
Join Chicago Conservation Corps Partner, Friends of the Forest Preserves for a winter wonderland restoration workday at Dan Ryan Woods. Take the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the winter forest and find some respite from . . . → Read More: Special Invitation to join Friends of the Forest Preserves at Dan Ryan Woods, 12.11.10
Join Washington Park Conservancy and the Chicago Park District for a seed collection and restoration workday Saturday October 16 9 am-12 pm Meet at the Fountain of Time (near Cottage Grove and Midway Plaisance). Please register in advance by contacting
Fall in an important time in Chicago’s parks, forest preserves and natural . . . → Read More: Explore Community Conservation at the Washington Park Seed Collection Workday 10/16 @ 9 am
Fall is an important time for seed collection, planning and planting in natural areas. Come out and get your hands dirty with Friends of the Parks on Saturday October 9 at 9:00 am- 12:00 pm Why should you join us? The Dunning Read Conservation Area is one of two conservation areas within Chicago’s limits. The . . . → Read More: Explore Stewardship with the Friends of the Parks Dunning Read Conservation Area Workday